(Above: Gary Ginsberg (center) with fellow Malaria No More board member Peter Chernin (L), founder of Chernin Entertainment and The Chernin Group, and Martin Edlund (R), founding member and CEO of Malaria No More.)
Ginsberg, who is Time Warner’s Executive Vice President for Corporate Marketing and Communications, received the Media Leader award from the organization for his efforts as a director of Malaria No More. Among other things, Ginsberg noted in his remarks that HBO had produced and aired the awareness-raising film Mary and Martha, and that Turner Broadcasting and other networks including Fox had donated millions of dollars of free airtime to deliver the simple message that a $1 malaria treatment can save a life from the disease. “That message has saved nearly 400,000 lives every year since it first started airing,” Ginsberg said. “So I share this award tonight with all of my media colleagues who have so generously joined us.”
Also honored at the event held at Jazz at Lincoln Center were former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and pharmaceutical company Novartis Inc., for the contributions they’ve made to the cause. The evening included performances by musician Ingrid Michaelson, who was accompanied by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, as well as the first ever appearance in New York by Cameroonian pop star Sine.
See photos from the event below.
Time Warner Executive VP of Corporate Marketing and Communications Gary Ginsberg addresses the audience.
Musician Ingrid Michaelson (L) and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Musician Ingrid Michaelson
Musician Sine performs at Malaria No More's International Honors Gala.
Photo Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Malaria No More 2013